[ART] Currently a Professor of Art at Stanford University, Enrique Chagoya began his unique monotype printing in a well-known San Francisco Mission studio called Galleria de La Raza. His socially conscious art infuses a lot of pop culture with religious and political iconography, resulting in striking, edgy—and often humorous—images. In Stanford’s online news journal, Stanford Today, Diane Manuel writes, “Superman and Olive Oyl are juxtaposed with Aztec gods and symbols of Catholic sacraments in many of Chagoya’s complex paintings. The Governor’s Nightmare, from a 1994 series of acrylic and oil works on handmade Mexican paper, features a gory human sacrifice and a blue-skinned deity seasoning Mickey Mouse with salt and chili peppers. In his 1989 charcoal and pastel study of struggle and oppression, Thesis/Antithesis, a hand and two bare feet attempt to rise from a blood-red sea, only to be quashed by a powerful gloved fist and well-heeled foot.” This free slide lecture is a chance for you to see the inspirational work Chagoya’s been doing as a guest resident at the Hui.
For more info, call 572-6560 ext. 23 or visit http: //www.huinoeau.com. [SAMANTHA CAMPOS]